USAID activities focus of InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture – March 12

composite image with text promoting the March 12, 2020, InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture

The eighth presentation of the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series for CGSC academic year 2020 will be conducted at 12:30 p.m., March 12, in the Arnold Conference Room in the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. Stephanie Chetraru from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will lead a discussion on the Agency’s role in combatting malign Kremlin influence and predatory Chinese lending around the world.

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Stephanie Chetraru, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Distinguished Chair for Development Studies, is a commissioned Foreign Service Officer with USAID. During her 16-year career with USAID, she has served at U.S. embassies in El Salvador, Israel, Pakistan, Russia, and Moldova. Prior to her USAID service, Chetraru was a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras, a consultant for the think tank Inter-American Dialogue, and a community liaison for Glamis Gold/Honduras. She is a graduate of James Madison University (B.A.) and Illinois State University (M.A.). She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Security Studies at Kansas State University.


The InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series is co-hosted by the CGSC Foundation’s Simons Center with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School (CGSS). The series is an extracurricular, interagency topic-focused series that is intended to help enrich the CGSS curriculum. Unless otherwise announced, the presentations are scheduled each month from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Arnold Conference Room of the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth.

The CGSC Foundation and the Simons Center have received support for all brown-bag lectures in academic year 2020 from First Command in Leavenworth, Kansas. New this year, First Command is offering attendees free lunches during the brown-bag presentations. For information on obtaining a lunch, contact the First Command office at 913-651-6820.

All lectures in the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series are free and open to the public. As the series moniker states, the lecture series is conducted in the traditional “brown-bag lunch” format. – Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunches into the conference room.

Members of the public coming to the lectures from off-post will need to add extra time to check-in at the Fort Leavenworth visitor center. – For gate information, see the Fort Leavenworth homepage.

Download the schedule for all upcoming InterAgency Brown-Bag Lectures in academic year 2020.


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